About a week ago:
When she gets home from school, I like to ask her how her day went.
Me- How was your day love?
Lujain- I cut some papers with scissors
Me-Oh thats nice, so now you can cut?
Me- What else did you do hon?
Lujain- we did exersize mama. (she is eyeing the playroom)
Me- What did you do?
Lujain- 'she got up to show me' Really fast :)
Me- Oh that is nice hon, so you had fun
Lujain- yes mom (she is getting really fidgety now)
Me- what else did you did you learn 7abooba?
Lujain- ummmm mom, I really can't talk now, can we talk later?, I need to go colour before Mansour wakes up :D
(If Mansour is awake, he terrorises her, and doesn't let her get anything done.. :D)
Two days ago:
I gave both kids some cheetos (Not a usual thing.. but once in a while I give it to them. Mansour usually ALWAYS does a grab and dash on her where he will walk near her without notice... and in a split second grab whatever is in her hand and runnnnnns... lol.. I call it the 'grab and dash'. Anyway Lujain finished hers.... and was staring at Mansours bowl (it takes him ages to finish)... she looked to see that I wasn't looking, and grabbed one and stuffed it into her mouth. He was in shock... not happy... and I had to laugh really hard (I noticed the whole thing).. I then made her give back what she took from him (whatever she wasn't already happily munching).. and continue to laugh...
Lujain- Why are you laughing mama?
Me: I think that was hilarious... my have the tables turned..
Lujain- It is NOT funny, I am angry!
Me- You did wrong hon
Lujain- No, that was my bowl, so it is my cheetos...
Lujain: Mama I learnt Arabic (she says it like an American... Ay-ra -(soft r) bic
Me: What did you learn today?
Lujain: Baqara (she says it Back-a-ra (soft r)
Me: That is nice... Baqara means cow hon..
Lujain: Yes mom, and I learnt another word!
Me: Thats is great what did you learn?
Lujain: khashakaha (thats what I heard!)
Me: ha? what was the hon
Lujain: says some gibrish again and she was looking all proud!
For a second I thought maybe just maybe there is a word I may not understand.. so i waited for my husband.. and he asked her to repeat her new word.. and she replied... Khashaha-whatever.
None of us understood... I need to call her arabic teacher! Perhaps get her to send home whatever she teaches her daily...
Oct 27, 2011